Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Landlord - Tenant and Municipal Law for Texas

Q: Dilemma: in a rental home that had main sewer clogs and landlord/owner aware for months. Now it's backing up

Into multiple different homes. This is also in a MUD district. Tenant law says 3 days to fix. Who's responsible?

1 Lawyer Answer
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
  • Frisco, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: “Into multiple different homes” sounds like this is a municipal utility problem and not a landlord problem.

The landlord would ordinarily be responsible for the section of plumbing from the dwelling to the main sewer line.

This sounds more like a blockage in a sewer main downstream of the home since it it backing up into multiple different homes.

I would contact your MUD.

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